Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of lead.
  • noun An obsolete form of lead.
  • An obsolete form of lead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A caldron; a copper kettle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Northern England, Scotland Language; tongue.
  • noun Scotland A national tongue (in contrast to a foreign language).
  • noun Scotland The speech of a person or class of persons; form of speech; talk; utterance; manner of speaking or writing; phraseology; diction.
  • noun Scotland A strain in a rhyme, song, or poem; refrain; flow.
  • noun Scotland A constant or repeated line or verse; theme.
  • noun Scotland Patter; rigmarole.

Etymologies

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From Middle English leed, lede, shortened variant of leden ("language"), from Old English lēoden ("popular or national language, native tongue"), from Old English lēod ("poeple, nation"). Cognate with Scots leid ("language"). More at lede.

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